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The Finance Hub is a new way of getting your money sorted.
Everything you need to help you achieve your business or personal goals under one roof.
All delivered by friendly experts who talk straight (no jargon) in our beautiful offices in the 1887 Building on The Pantiles in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.
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The Finance Hub is a collective of independent, expert financial services advisers all committed to providing honest, intelligent, accessible advice, backed with excellent customer service. We work together to provide holistic business and personal financial services – so you can access all the expertise you need just by popping into our fabulous offices on The Pantiles, in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.
Business loans and cashflow
What makes Gillian so great at finding finance and cashflow facilities to help her business loan customers is that she’s been on the front line.
Having started, grown and sold successful businesses herself, Gillian understands the flexible, nimble, affordable solutions, support and expertise that business owners and entrepreneurs need to fulfil their visions.
But she’s also honest to the tips of her stilettoes – if she doesn’t think a business loan is the right thing for your business circumstances, she’ll explain why, and help you find a solution that better matches your business needs.
When Gillian’s not helping her commercial customers grow their businesses, you’re likely to spot her in her trademark red, catching up with friends and business associates and making new friends wherever she goes. Is there anyone in the Tunbridge Wells business community Gillian doesn’t know?!
Alternatively, you might find her at the gym (faves = yoga, Pilates, core exercises and chilling out in the spa), walking in the countryside, exploring the coast or touring greenhouses at Kew Gardens and Wisley with her son Harvey, a horticulturist specialising in architectural and tropical plants.
Founded in 1996, Currencies Direct Limited is a provider of foreign currency exchange and international payment services for corporate and private clients. The group operates from its Head Office in Canary Wharf, London, with offices in Europe, N.America, S.Africa, Asia and Australia, transacting circa £10bln per year and circa 1m payments.
Currencies Direct can help you reduce the cost of repatriating currencies whilst conveniently managing foreign exchange risks through a variety of products. Clients can access their account at any time via the online platform or by speaking to their account manager. More than 430,000 people and businesses have saved time, hassle and money by using Currencies Direct.
Katie’s interest in international matters, with a particular focus on managing currency risk and exposure, has its origins in her dual British/Australian citizenship.
Qualifications: Dip Financial Services, Dip Frontline Management. Currently studying: Msc in Executive Coaching & Behavioural change with Henley Business School.
Originally from a small colonial town on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, she is a thought leader with 20 years’ experience in financial services. Katie has extensive experience in helping individuals and businesses reach their financial goals, with her zest for building relationships underpinning her passion for service delivery. Katie also leads across multiple business communities as the Executive Director for Global Chamber of Commerce UK.
Katie welcomes the opportunity to speak with all Finance Hub members, and looks forward to working with the team to deliver nothing but exceptional service.
Commercial Mortgages, Property Development and Business Finance
David has been running the award-winning Lime Financial Solutions since 2012, providing commercial mortgages, property development and business finance.
Former banker, now repented. David shares the secrets of raising finance that nobody ever tells you.
David is a curry-loving, football-watching finance expert who is also a human being who loves nothing more than walking his dog when he is not working.
Lime Financial Solutions is a Commercial Mortgage, property development, and business lending specialist, an award-winning business that is committed to doing things ethically and morally right!
Intergenerational Tax Planning
Nathan has worked in Financial Services since 2006, specialising in intergenerational tax planning, helping wealthy individuals to pass on their estates in a flexible manner. Having been a Financial Adviser himself, he now supports other Advisers, Solicitors and Accountants with their clients’ estate planning needs.
WAY Trustees Ltd offer a range of innovative flexible trusts using long-established principles, to remove assets from the estates of individuals, whilst allowing them to retain the ability to access capital themselves or for their beneficiaries, should their circumstances change.
Nathan splits his time between the Finance Hub and his head office in Dorset and at weekends, is kept busy by his 2 children and 2 dogs.
Credit Insurance & Surety Bonds
Hannah heads up FinCred IS, a leading specialist trade credit insurance and surety bond broker, with clients across a diverse range of industries spanning the globe, and long-standing relationships with the UK’s top insurance providers.
Trade credit insurance and surety bonds both offer protection for businesses, depending on the nature of your business and customer relationships. If your company operates on credit terms or you’re worried about customers not paying you, then credit insurance can provide a solution. Or if your business operates in an industry where you must complete a contractual project, such as construction, then you may need assistance with surety bond requirements.
Hannah and her skilled team of experts can help navigate you through the geography of the credit insurance and surety market, providing you with the security you need to discover new and prosperous horizons.
Outside the world of insurance, Hannah surrounds herself with family and friends, enjoying live music, travel and the many outdoor pursuits her coastal hometown offers.
Insurance (UK and International)
Annie is Cert CII qualified with 32 years’ experience within the insurance industry, as a Client Executive at Sutton Winson. She looks after a wide spectrum of commercial clients and their business insurance requirements. Areas of her expertise include the provision of Professional Indemnity, Liabilities, Commercial & Contractors Combined, Retail Package Insurance, Manufacturing risks & Property Owners.
Sutton Winson offers a complete suite of insurance products for all types of businesses and individuals, here in the UK and overseas. In addition to general insurance, they offer Medical Insurance, Private client & HNW, Risk management & specialist niche schemes. They pride themselves in their customer service – they take time to get to know each of their clients and ask intelligent questions to truly understand what they need.. So, whether it’s personal protection for you and your loved ones or cover and risk management advice for your property business and management portfolio, our experts are here to help protect what matters most to you, whatever form that takes.
My name is Stephen Dickinson, Managing Director of Momentum Mortgages, I found it extremely difficult to get my first mortgage. I remember back in 2014 finding our dream home and at the time I was in a sales profession and because my income fluctuated so much we actually found out that we couldn’t borrow enough money so we had to ask my wife’s dad to come on the mortgage with us, We had gone direct to the bank and we didn’t know what we we’re doing! At the time it would have helped us if we had a mortgage broker that could have guided us through the whole process. I qualified as a broker in early 2017 and In 2019 I started Momentum Mortgages because I wanted to be able to focus on helping those people that need a bit of extra guidance to buy or remortgage their home or investment.
Our journey doesn’t stop short of getting you a mortgage, me and my wife Vicky became parents for the first time when our son Malcolm was born in 2018, I know personally the importance of making sure our families are protected. I would never want my family to be in the position of not being able to pay the bills if I was not around anymore or if I was unable to work, or heavens forbid that any of my family became severely ill. That’s why I make it my mission to fully discuss and advise you on the right protection for your particular circumstances.
Alexander Bates Campbell are independent financial advisers, working with both private and corporate clients, based in the UK and abroad, looking after their pensions, investments and protection needs and most of all, helping them to achieve their financial objectives in a tax-efficient and cost-effective way.
We pride ourselves on providing services to our clients, which are individually tailored to each client’s needs and circumstances. We aim to deliver fast, friendly, understandable solutions supported by an ongoing long-term relationship, which enables us to ensure our solutions remain relevant and are updated to cater for changes in personal circumstances as they arise over time.
We achieve this by having individual Advisors as Account Managers, who are in turn, supported by our administration teams and support staff, all of whom are ready to help.
Above all else, we put people first and seek to enjoy good long-term relationships, which mature over time. We like to get to know your preferences, objectives, hopes and sensitivities, but also to get to know your wider family. In this way, our financial planning can span the generations, which helps ensure our clients achieve their personal and family goals.
What does our Independence Mean for You? Quite simply, we are not tied to or affiliated to any product providers, Insurance Companies or Banks and therefore, have access to the whole market, without any bias when delivering our financial planning solutions.
Martyn Bates had many successful years in the computer software world before turning his attention to financial planning 20+ years ago. Martyn is renowned for his experience and patience and providing customer care to individual and corporate clients.
Our amazing support team
You will be warmly welcomed into the heart of the Hub by Natalie. Her natural passion, energy, and dedication spill into the office. Thriving to greet all visitors, affiliates, and members, she is genuinely keen to listen and help.
Providing nothing less than high organisation skills, hard-working ethics and her natural initiative means you’re in good hands when you need to get your money and property requirements sorted.
When Natalie isn’t ensuring the office runs smoothly, she is in her running shoes pacing the Kent countryside or scenic seaside park runs. Completing The Virgin London Marathon ‘21 she is now ready for her next challenge – a mountain climb perhaps!?
As Tunbridge Wells financial professionals, we’re all committed to giving back to our local community to help make it an even better place to live, work, learn and play.
West Kent Mind
West Kent Mind, our nominated charity, supports anyone with a mental health problem in the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling and Sevenoaks districts of West Kent. The pandemic has shone a spotlight on mental health – and created pressures – like never before. We are delighted to help West Kent Mind in their fantastic work supporting our Tunbridge Wells community to Live Well, Stay Well and Thrive.